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"Seven years of hard luck, comin' down on me... From the Florida border, yeah up to Nashville, Tennessee... I worked in every joint you can name, mister every honkytonk... Along come Mr. Yankee Slicker, sayin' maybe you're what I want Want you to sign your contract Want you to sign today Gonna give you lots of money Workin' For NCAA..." - Lynyrd Skynyrd jacking with Mark Emmert

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BALLSY. The 2015 non-conference football schedule has been released and features a few things:

  • The opportunity to open the new Hate Barn with Beat The Hell Outta Balls and a win (good).
  • A game against a Power 5 conference with hot chicks (good) in an NFL stadium (bad).
  • A contest against some grifters from Reno (dunno).
  • A November home game against a bag of walnuts for no real rhyme or reason (bowl eligibility safety word).
September 5th vs. Arizona State (in Houston)
September 12th vs. Ball State
September 19th vs. Nevada
November 14th vs. Western Carolina

AN IDEA. Say, members of the 2014 Texas A&M football program. How's about none of you make a headline until Media Days next month? Capiche? It's a Friday. Go have your fun and yucks, but try to see the big picture. I'm tired of being a crotchety 30-year-old ne'er-was and watching y'all with potential ruin your futures. You see, we've had some program attrition. "The trouble with trouble is it starts out fun." Put that on my damn tombstone.

NO MORE LIKENESS JERSEYS. A&M and others will stop selling jerseys with numbers aligning with the superstars' numbers on the cusp of the massive O'Bannon vs. the NCAA case. This is a good thing. Or, we could just be Americans and give the players a cut off of such things as jersey and video game sales. Today I'm scheduled to receive a shipment from the Cleveland Browns. As a white trash yokel fanboy, I ordered a t-shirt/jersey thing with Manziel's number and name. I'm a HERO because I know a few of the greenbacks I spent will line Johnny's coffers.

UPGRADES LIKE FROGS AND MOUNTAIN MEN. BYU seems to want in on the Big 12. Must be for mission purposes. Good luck to a fan base with almost as many bizarre idiosyncrasies as Ags minus the fun vices.

Have a helluva damn weekend, gang. We get football in less than 12 weeks. Also, a sincere thank you to the band of bad asses that stormed the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago. We're forever in debt. Gig 'em.